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On 22 November 2015, Argentines elected the leader of the centre-right ‘Let’s Change’ coalition, Mauricio Macri, as the country’s new President. His election marks the end of the so-called ‘Kirchner era’; the previous 12 year period when outgoing President Fernández de Kirchner, and her late husband and predecessor, Néstor Kirchner, governed the country. This paper examines the background to the Presidential election and some of the challenges awaiting the President-elect. Moreover, this paper considers how the election may affect the ongoing territorial dispute between Argentina and the UK over the Falkland Islands.


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